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Trips to Silicon Valley for Computer Science Students
San Francisco’s Silicon Valley, the most innovative region in the world is home to the technology powerhouses of Facebook and Google as well as thousands of small start-ups who have revolutionised global communications.
To see the range of careers available in this sector and inspire the next generation of programmers and coders this is the perfect destination for a computer science study trip.
Price Shown includes
- 4 nights’ room only accommodation
- Return flights
- Airport transfers in resort
- Coach transportation for visits
- Visits including: Computer Science Museum, Silicon Valley tour, NASA Ames Visitor Centre, Exploratorium
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.
Price shown is based on 20 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Services of a StudyLink Representative to provide 24-hour emergency assistance
- Airport assistance - for when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
Additional on-tour support available...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
Top visits for college groups in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley Tour
Visit the campuses of some of biggest and best known pioneers of technology, including the Googleplex campus, Ebay, Twitter and the Apple Company Store. It is not possible to visit inside the company HQs, however there are opportunities to take memorable photographs outside the world-renowned offices and visit the on-site shops.
Go behind the scenes in the high-tech world of California’s famed Silicon Valley. See what it’s like inside an ultra-clean, highly automated silicon chip factory, and connect with technologies that give us new ways to work, learn, play, and communicate. The Intel Museum is 10,000 square feet of fun, interactive learning for children and adults.
NASA Ames Visitor Center
NASA's Ames Research Center is a key facility for many of NASA's missions and projects. Current exhibits include Science on a Sphere, Ames Spacecraft Missions, REAL Moon Rock, Shuttle Cockpit Simulator, and Living and Working in Space. The NASA Ames Visitor Center is a self-guided walkthrough and an average stay at the NASA Ames Visitor Center is about one hour.
The Exploratorium isn't just a museum; it's an ongoing exploration of science, art and human perception—a vast collection of online experiences that feed your curiosity.
The Tech - Museum of Innovation
The Tech Museum of Innovation is a family-friendly interactive science and technology center located in the heart of downtown San Jose. It has become a landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most inventive place on Earth — Silicon Valley. Their mission is to inspire the innovator in everyone.
Computer History Museum
Spend a day at the Computer History Museum. Find out why computer history is 2000 years old. Learn about computer history’s game-changers in the multimedia exhibitions. Play a game of Pong or Spacewar! Listen to computer pioneers tell their story from their own perspective. Discover the roots of today’s Internet and mobile devices. See over 1,100 historic artefacts, including some of the very first computers from the 1940s and 1950s. Educational workshops are also available.
Stanford University Campus Tour
See and hear what it’s like to study at one of the top universities in the US. Groups will see The Main Quad, Memorial Church, White Plaza. Upon advance request, tours may include areas of specific interest to the group.